Our plastic oceans

Where does your trash go after you have thrown it in the garbage can? It is something that arguably too few people think or know about. This infographic fills in the gaps when it comes to plastic. It charts the shocking extent of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

As well as demonstrating where it comes from it charts how it gets into the marine food chain (by harming the oceans we will eventually harm ourselves) and affects ocean wildlife. Crucially it gives average decomposition rates for a number of common household waste objects, which should give anyone pause for thought.